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qua·hog

quahog

 
pronunciation:
kwaw hag [or] kwaw hawg [or] kw hag [or] kw hawg
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small, round clam that lives in the ocean along the eastern coast of North America. Quahogs are mollusks with a soft body and a hard shell. Quahogs are eaten by people.
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Quahog is a form of a Pequot Algonquin word that means "hard clam."
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